Wool, cotton, metal
Overall: 2 x 42 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 108 cm )
Gray wool dress trousers with 1" black stripe down the side of each leg; 5 button fly has a tab at the left at the top which fastens to interior button, 8 buttons around waistband, watch pocket on right side, slit pockets on front and back (2 each); back has 2 straps beneath the waistband which buckles at the center; waist and pockets lined with white cotton twill fabric.Gray wool military uniform consisting of tailcoat and trousers, found with handkerchief; single-breasted tailcoat with stand-up collar has 3 rows of 10 metal buttons up the front, buttoning in the middle only, with horizontal black lace tape bands at each button; metal thread embroidered trim around collar and in chevron motif at buttons on wrist ends of sleeves and on reverse at the top of the tails; coat lined with cotton, slit pocket inside one of the tails; button fly trousers with adjustable waistline with buckle at the center back, side slit pockets and dark gray stripes down the outside of each leg; white cotton handkerchief with drawnwork around hem, monogram "HT" embroidered at one corner.
Gift of Henry Pearl Talmadge
These dress trousers were worn by Henry Pearl Talmadge when he was a private in Company K, 7th Regiment, New York National Guard, 1870-1877.
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